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Computer restarts after 1-2 hours of gaming. Tried almost everything. Need ideas of whats going on.

Q: Computer restarts after 1-2 hours of gaming. Tried almost everything. Need ideas of whats going on.

I've read like 400 forum posts with the same problem without finding the solutions.

My computer can run a game (CSGO) for about 1-2 hours then it restarts. No bluescreen. After that it can restart just by opening a new website on chrome.

ASUS motherboard z87-A
GTX 970 strix
Intel i5 3.4 Ghz
16 gb ram Corsair
Fractal design 800w PSU
intel 128gb SSD
This is what ive tried:
Removed 1 ram at the time
Removed the GPU (used the built in one on the motherboard when I tried this)
Checked temps on HWmonitor all looks normal. 30-40 degrees on both GPU and CPU
Reinstalled windows 7 and formated the entire drive before that.
Check the volts on HWmonitor and it looks fine.
Ive done a Memtest over night with 0 errors.
Installed old and new drivers for everything.

Ive checked event viewer and it tells me nothing. Only that computer restarted faulty.

When I run a Furmark test it can sometimes run for hours until I press "space" and make the ring disapear then comeback then it restarts.

Hope someone has some clue of what is going on here.

Thank you very much

Preferred Solution: Computer restarts after 1-2 hours of gaming. Tried almost everything. Need ideas of whats going on.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Computer restarts after 1-2 hours of gaming. Tried almost everything. Need ideas of whats going on.

If there's a failure that forces restart, then the EVENTVWR will log it before the restart.
Look again for logs->system, scroll for errors

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what components should i focus on if i want to longlast my pc for long hours of simple gaming.

i dont plan to buy a vcard cause my games are simple

like online games rts
, moba, fps, shooter

A:whats best for long hours of gaming

If you would like to longlast your PC which you use for simple gaming, then I recommend these tweaks:

-Switch to a Windows Classic theme.
-Right click on Computer, click Properties, click Advanced System Settings in the sidebar, click the Advanced tab, under Performance click Settings..., click the radio button that says Adjust for best performance, and press OK to all the windows.
-Close unnecessary background programs

That's all I have to recommend.


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Hi all, had a problem with my computer recently, and have tried a few things but still not working.

What happened was the computer just turned itself off without warning, then when i attempt to switch it on it turns off again after a few seconds.

I first thought it was CPU over heating, but it has been left for a while to cool down and still gets no further in start up. Was thinking it might be the PSU, but before i buy a new one to try i thought id try and get some other ideas to try, i guess it still could be the cpu overheating, but i dont really know how to test that other than leaving it for a while and trying again.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated, thanks.

A:Computer shut down, now will not start. Looking for ideas as to whats up.

Most peculiar. Maybe motherboard is shorting out and turning the system off for safety? Of course this is a faraway guess, for I see no reason why it would do so all of a sudden, if not for a biggish bump. I get the image this is not really a new computer. It'd be good if you posted your specs, so it would be easier to think if the PSU is a problem, not just for being faulty or so, but for insufficinet power output. How far does it go when switching on the power, before shutting down?

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I am planning on buying a new gaming computer from around $1000, lower if possible, but i need it to have payments..anyone know a good place that offers a monthly payment option with an awesome computer

(i know nothing about computers)

A:GaMiNg CompuTer...ideas?


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So, I just built my own system, thanks to the awesome support I found on this site, and I'm having trouble gaming. Here's the system:
X4 AMD 955 Phenom 2 3.2 Ghz
Gigabyte motherboard
4GB DDR3 1066
550w Corsair PSU
640 gig caviar black HDD
Antec 300 case
ATI Radeon HD 5770
Windows 7 64 bit

It's a pretty awesome system. Anyways I only have a couple of games for it and I only play Dragon Age Origins pretty consistently. I run it on full settings at 19x1080 res and it runs without any hiccups and freakishly fast load times. However, after about 2 hours or so of playing, my CPU temp ends up at around 48-50 C, and the game slows down. The load times take incredibly long and it freezes once in a while. I had thought that playing a game like Dragon Age would result in pretty high CPU temps so 50 C was okay, but the only reason I can think of for my game slowing down would be CPU temp. The case I have comes with 2 120 mm fans, and of course my cpu came with its own heatsink and thermal paste, so I feel like heating really shouldn't be an issue. Could it be something else?

A:Computer slows down after 2 hours of gaming.

Actually, it's probably a heat issue. Are the fans blocked in any way? Do they circulate the air inside the case properly (most pull air from the front and push to the back). The CPU fan on some cases has its own air supply from the side of the case.

If the fans aren't properly configured, they can actually increase the temperature inside your case.

A couple of tricks I tried: (I have a clear side panel.) Get some incense and put it in the front of the case. You should see the smoke go from the front to the back and out. If it doesn't clear quickly when you remove the incense, you have a problem. If you see a spot that still has smoke, that's a hot spot.

Get a spot thermometer and read temperatures inside your case (especially near the RAM, video card and CPU. You may find hot spots.


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No matter what option i pick in the safe mode list, the computer will not start. when i choose any of the safe modes, (safe mode, safe mode with networking etc) the computer displays a list of random commands (i dont understand any of it) and then restarts. If I try to Start Windows Normally, or use last settings that worked, it seems to start loading, and then restarts.

Any ideas? - thanks

A:safe mode options screen, no matter what is chosen, computer restarts - any ideas?

your system files seem to have gone gronky. Try to boot of your os cd and do a repair.

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When ever I play a game, my computer restarts or just blanks out when I'm like 10 minutes in the game. I am running windows xp home edition, 1.4 ghz amd xp, 80gig hd, geforce 4 mx440 64bit ram, 256 ram. Can anyone help?

A:My computer restarts when gaming, help.

Depending on which games you're playing your graphics chip is a little slow and underpowered unless you tutn all details and shadows right down or off, also your drivers may not be helping, if you are using a Nvidia driver version number anything above 46.xx you're not using a driver optimised for the G4 range, whilst Nvidia do wax lyrical about their total support in a unified driver, they are optimised for a 'range' of chips, version 4x.xx detonator for G4\3 and Forceware 5x.xx for the FX range up to 5950 and the more recent 6x.xx for the 6800 etc;

Nvidia's drivers are not always, if ever, the best for your card, the card manufacturer will have drivers posted for your card which will have been optimised by them to gain the best out of your chip, if you visit their site you will notice the last and probably marked 'final' driver for you is one about version number 46.60 or similar.

Also and finally there is the possibilty of overheating or faulty RAM (mainboard), try running with the case open to see if it makes any difference and turn all the eye candy off, dont go above 800x600 res and if none of that makes any difference try swapping your RAM, you could seriously do with doubling that for gaming at the very least.

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yes i'm pissed.... multiplayer is very fun...

so here it goes....

don't know much about comps... just enugh to seperate me from non gamers....

my friend built my computer... and no other time than when i'm playing games does my computer completely restart on me...

--what drivers do i need to download (graphics and sound)

--i've already set my comp to best performance

--any other tips you can suggest?

thank you very much...
going to work...
may not re-reply right away...

A:computer restarts while gaming

What Windows system and graphics card do you have and what is the brand/model/output from your power supply?

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So, I got some computer parts over the holidays and sucessfully built my first computer. Problem is that the computer will restart/reboot during graphics intense games.

I have found a correlation between the intensity of the graphics and how quickly it restarts. The higher the graphics intensity, the sooner it restarts. For example, Skyrim on high settings will last until it actually starts rendering anything, but on low settings will last about 10 mins.

I have downladed speedfan and nothing appears to be overheating while gaming, and everything appears to be at a normal tempature.

Next I tested the ram with memtest. After one night and 9 passes There were no errors so I think I can rule that out.

Lastly I downloaded OCCT to stress test my GPU. The very moment I hit the "GO" button my computer restarted.

So I assume its something to do with the GPU. Perhaps its faulty because it sure isn't overheating. I think I can still get it returned for a new one so I would like an expert oppinion on weather or not to get it replaced.

Finally, here are my system specs:

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-970A-D3 AM3+ AMD 970 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3GHz Socket AM3+ 95W Six-Core Desktop Processor FD6100WMGUSBX

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB)

Graphics card: GIGABYTE GV-N560OC-1GI GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi)

Edit: Also, I have the latest drivers.

A:Computer restarts/reboots during gaming

What is your power supply specs?

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So ive had my pc for about 2 and a half years and for most of the time I've had it whenever I run an incredibly tasking game it will crash and restart with an error message saying about Asus surge protection, I also recently after changing the power supply and adding a second hard drive have run into the problem of my screen being checkered blue with the normal screen which makes it Unusable, I've tried changing the slots in which the hard drives are plugged in, moving the graphics card to a different slot, using different cables to plug in the monitor and nothing has changed, my build is:

Asus z87-k motherboard
Nvidia gtx 780 2GB graphics card
2X4GB 1866Mhz ram
Intel core i5 3.4ghz cpu
850W 75A power supply EVGA
2X1TB hhd

Also have tested the temps recently and there has been nothing out of the ordinary.

A:Computer restarts upon intense use such as gaming

ASUS Z87-K Motherboard
It has 4 DIMM slots and supports up to 32 GB of DDR3-1600 RAM.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Graphics Card
It uses 250 watts of power and has a very good benchmark score of 8014.

You didn't advise which "Intel Core i5" processor you have.
A dash and additional characters after "i5" will identify its model number.

You didn't advise the brand name and model number of that "850 watts" power supply.

You didn't advise which Windows version your gaming computer is running.

The more accurate and detailed information we have, the better the hardware/gaming experts here can help you.


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Howdy, I werent sure where to put it so i try here.
So about two weeks ago I finally got my new computer built up.
But a new computer rarely comes without its problem. After some playing my computer tends to either freeze, get a blue screen with lots of numbers and restart, turn black and automatically restart or show lots of weird colors on the screen and freeze.
Yeah I know, it may seem a lot. But I suspect this may be from the same problem.
Reasons I believe so is because all this happens after I've played for some time.
It may be an hour, or two hours.
I'm a bit confused, since I've managed to play a four hours Supreme Commander (Which is a pretty high demanding game) match without anything happened.
While playing games like WoW, Crysis or Rainbow six vegas, my PC freezes after minimum 2 hours. Even with Supreme Commander it has stopped sometimes. So I get the feeling this is pretty random.
First I suspected this may be because my Radeon 4870 x2 2 gig had a CPU temperature of 85 c without me even playing. So I got fan program and configured my graphic card fan speed from 25% to 55%. That resulted in a temperature drop from 85 c to 40 c.(This is also without any form for overclocking)
This actually did improve my playtime without my computer crashing a little. But still, after some playing my computer crashes.
So I don't suspect overheating being the issue alone. Actually, I'm so frustrated right now, I have no idea

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A:Computer freezes/restarts when gaming

Why do you not suspect overheating? You have posted your video card temps however you have not posted your cpu temps. A very simple test for overheating is to open the case and place a small desk type fan blowing air into the case. If the problem stops, you have found the cause.

Next issue that corsair memory needs a higher vdimm [ram voltage] than stock. Have you set the correct ram voltage in the bios.

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Hey there. I have asked around a few places but havent come up with any answers yet.... hopefully someone might know whats up here.

I have a slight problem with the PC I built that I just cant work out... and neither can anyone else so far.
I recently upgraded my system to its first duel core and went full wack on it getting a AMD 6000+ as well as a few other bits and pieces. My issue is that I can't play games on my system because every ten seconds it gets SUPREME lag before frantically dashing up to the point where it froze, which playing on games like TF2, audio surf and Trackmania can be just a tad bit annoying as you would imagine. I have since found that the lag also happens in applications and the bios menu.

At first I was thinking either a driver problem or OS problem as I was on 64 bit Vista at the time but it seems that is not the case... I also updated all the drivers to no avail... so on to the internet I searched and I found that a few other had had similar problems to me. The solution to most of them was to install a more powerful PSU, which I did upping my rig from a 450 to a 700 Watt one... figuring that it would sort the problem, so I got it all installed and everything was working right up to the point where I tried to play a game x.x I tried the other solution which was to install the duel core optimizer which didnt help either. I went back to XP... no change...

I have tried every test known to man so far >.< The bios is updated, dri... Read more

A:Anyone got any ideas at to whats up here?

Remove the Value select memory and try running only with the twinX pair

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About a month ago I purchased a new computer. It is a desktop and I bought all of the components and built it myself. Here are the specs:

Newegg.com - ASUS M4A79XTD EVO AM3 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard

AMD Phenom 1090T
Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

Western Digital Green Caviar 2TB
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ATI Radeon HD 5770
Newegg.com - XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 (Juniper XT) 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Thermaltake TR2 600W
Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU 600W ATX 12V v2.2 Power Supply

GSkill RipJaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) RAM
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

It has Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. The case has 4 fans around it, plus the CPU's fan and the VGA's fan.

Now, whenever I play a big game (World of Warcraft, Starcraft are the two I play that give me problems) the computer restarts. The amount of time it takes to restart varies. Sometimes it can be 10-15 minutes up to 2-3 hours. Back when I restarted, it displayed an error saying it was a BlueScreen error, although I didn't see any BlueScreen, it just went black, the... Read more

A:[BSOD] Computer constantly restarts while gaming

did your friend also run driver genius, most of them driver stores aint worth the $
check and see what drivers hes using!

does the pc blue screen? check C:/windows/minidumps

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5820K CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 63 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 12
RAM: 16279 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 446 GB (220 GB Free); D: 1862 GB (1568 GB Free);
Motherboard: MSI, X99S SLI PLUS (MS-7885)
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

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Hey guys I just recently got a new computer and it keeps restarting when I am gaming. At first I figured that it may be faulty ram or bad drivers so I updated all of my drivers, and my bios; then I ran memtest86+ (but only once because I didn?t have time - it passed). Then I began to wonder why it only did it when gaming and I went and looked up the power requirements for my video card, it says 350 Watt PSU and a 12V w/20 Amps. I checked the total draw for my system with the extreme PSU calculator and it drew below 300 watts. Then I checked the 12v rating and it listed it as...: +12(1) Max/Min (14/1), +12(2) Max/Min (15/1), and -12 Max/Min (0.3/0). So I'm guessing it?s my PSU, maybe not? Can someone give me their thoughts?

If it is my PSU, would an Enermax EG651P-VE 650 Watt Peak be enough to power it? It has a 12V rating of 24 amps. However it was built before the
PCI-E generation and it came out of my friends computer which burned out, He is unsure if it still works if I try it will there be any danger to my computer? Thanks for the help !

7800 GT
Antec 400 Watt PSU - (SP400)
1 Gig (512x2) Consair (VS)
AMD 64 3700 (San Diego)
Gigabyte GA-K8N51GMF-9 (/w F7 Bios)

A:Computer randomly restarts when gaming... a PSU problem?

Sometimes the dual rails are no good. As you post your PSU has a 14 and 15 amp rail on the 12V output. You definately need to sperate 1 for CPU and 1 for video card.

Also read the BSOD links in my sig below.


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I have a ATI Radeon X Pro 1600 AGP 512mb video card I got several days ago. Every game I run my computer randomly restarts itself after 3 mins - an hour of playing time. I'm currently updating my direct x and I have all the lastest drivers for my card. I called ATI's tech support and I was told to update my agp controller's driver (Intel 82865g), which I could only find one from as early as 2003. There is another driver from intel I could get from 2005, but apparently when I downloaded and ran the installation it says its missing a file and cannot complete installation. Still, with the agp update, it still restarts after an hour of play.


1) Does anyone know where I can get that driver with all the files in the installation? (if anyone thinks that happends to be the problem)
2) Does the power supply have anything to do with it? Does anyone think theres not enough power getting to the card?
3) I don't think this is the problem, but would heating be an issue? I would think it would shut off instead of restart if it was over heating.

System Specs:

P4 3.0ghz (hyperthreading)
Asus MoBo
2 gigs of ram
430w powersupply
ATI Radeon X Pro 1600 AGP 512mb

A:ATI Radeon X Pro 1600 AGP 512mb computer randomly restarts itself while gaming

Go here - http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp - and see how much power your pc needs and post your results here!!!!

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I just recently purchased this card, ATI Radeon X Pro 1600 AGP, and between 3 mins-an hour of gaming, my computer restarts itself. All drivers are updated, except for my AGP, which is an Intel 82865g, because intel's newest driver wont let me install. I ended up using one from 2003.

System Specs:

Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
BIOS: BIOS Date: 11/04/04 20:48:18 Ver: 08.00.09
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs)
Memory: 2048MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Power Supply: 430w
Video: ATI Radeon X Pro 1600 AGP

Any have any ideas or can help me out? This is seriously driving me insane.

A:ATI Radeon X Pro 1600 AGP 512mb computer randomly restarts itself while gaming

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Hello everyone,

So my problem is that my pc restarts every 2-3 hours (regular) after restart BIOS says There is problem with your hard drive please check Event Log for more info, so i opened even log and found.

Log Name: System
Source: ps7apa4b
Date: 2010-03-16 23:14:54
Event ID: 1
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Admin-PC
Protection Synchronization Driver detected an internal error, contact the customer support service.
Log Name: System
Source: EventLog
Date: 2010-03-16 23:14:58
Event ID: 6008
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Admin-PC
The previous system shutdown at 11:12:29 PM on ‎3/‎16/‎2010 was unexpected.
Log Name: System
Source: ps7apa4b
Date: 2010-03-16 21:13:35
Event ID: 1
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Admin-PC
Protection Synchronization Driver detected an internal error, contact the customer support service.
Log Name: System
Source: EventLog
Date: 2010-03-16 21:13:37
Event ID: 6008
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: Admin-PC
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A:Pc Restarts Every 3-5 Hours.


Originally Posted by n0f3ar

Update Windows license and product key tokens failed with 0xC004F050.

Installation of the Proof of Purchase failed. 0xC004F050

Run the WGA tool to check whether your system is genuine: http://www.microsoft.com/Genuine/
Note that it is against the forum rules to help you if you are running pirated software.
If you did buy it then see if this can help you solve the activation issue: http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/e...9-6245f0961d0b


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another computer restarts thread. mine started at the same time I installed sp2 and also installed different video editing tools(trying to find that perfect avi to mpeg) have since uninstalled all viedo converters and ran adware ,spybot, avg and online scan. found vbs krepper virus deleted file. I am still running in safe mode that is the only way it won't restart every 2- hours.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2
Scan saved at 9:15:41 AM, on 9/26/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {00000010-6F7D-442C-93E3-4A4827C2E4C8} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O2 - BHO: IMTHelper Class - {FA1A6CC3-BE63-4f7c-A455-417D35A67DA6} - c:\windows2\system32\tsextsex.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS2\UpdReg.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Jet Detection] C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\PROGRAM\ADGJDet... Read more

A:xp restarts since sp2 every 2-3 hours

now i get the blue screen about hardware
stop message
stop 0x0000000A
Thanks for any help

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I'm looking to build a new computer rig, I'm looking for ideas. My price range is 500-600 dollars. Games I currently play are WoW and Eq2. I'm looking to pick up Rift as soon as that comes out but my current rig is barely working currently so I'll need something new.

Any ideas for that price range would be extremely helpful, I'm new to this.


I should also mention that rig does not need to include monitor or OS. I'm able to recycle couple parts such as dvd rw from old rig etc.

I was looking around on tiger direct and saw this
Biostar TP55 Core i7 Barebones Kit

This Bundle Includes:

Biostar TP55 Motherboard - Intel P55, Socket LGA1156, ATX, HD 6CH Audio, Video, PCI Express 2.0, USB 2.0, eSATA, Dual GbE
Intel Core i7 870 Processor BX80605I7870 - 2.93GHz, LGA 1156, 8MB L3 Cache, Quad-Core, Lynnfield, Retail
Corsair CMX4GX3M1A1333C9 XMS3 4GB DDR3 RAM - PC10666, 1333MHz, 4096MB
Seagate ST31000520AS Barracuda LP Hard Drive - 1TB, 5900RPM, 32MB, SATA-3G
Samsung TS-H663B Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 22X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD-RAM 12X, CD-R 48X, OEM
Ultra X-Blaster Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with Front USB, FireWire and Audio Ports
Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty w/ Registration

price 599.99 + 20 dollar mail in rebate. my question is what else would I need? monitor, mouse keyboard, OS>? anything else I'm missing?

A:First gaming rig ideas welcome

this is a tad over budget but..

Antec Three Hundred - $59.95
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W - $89.99
Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz - $208.99
GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 - $119.99
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 4GB (2 x 2GB) - $59.99
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - $249.99


MSI N460GTX Twin Frozr II SOC GeForce GTX 460 - $149.99

with the GTX 560 $790.-, not including MIR's, with GTX 460 $690

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Hi all,

This is a bit weird, but most of the time my DVD's start to play and then they stop. Then start again...and stop. And again. It's constantly trying to run the DVD. Sometimes it even happens when I just turn my computer on; even if I wasn't playing it. Sometimes it will play fine, but then if I pause it or stop it, it will do the same process of trying to restart and stop again.
Anyone here dealt with a similar problem? Any help would be great

Things you should know: I have already checked that the mode is set to DMA(which it is) and not PIO.

A:My DVD constantly stops and restarts-any ideas?

Does the drive just stop or do the videos stop, too?

Do you have anything installed to control drive speeds like Nero Drive-Speed or Opti Drive Control?

Have you done any "tweaking" of cache sizes?

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Hi, my computer restarts every 2 hours because windows 7 RC version expired. I have windows 7 build 7100. How can i prevent restarting or where can i find the final windows 7 ultimate ?

A:Windows 7 restarts after 2 hours??

Quote: Originally Posted by Unk75

Hi, my computer restarts every 2 hours because windows 7 RC version expired. I have windows 7 build 7100. How can i prevent restarting or where can i find the final windows 7 ultimate ?

You cant prevent it from happening, and in fact at the end of this month it goes into limited functionality mode. You can get RTM by buying it from MS or other retail source. Your current activation will not work on the RTM (7600)

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Greetings all, I am looking to build a gaming computer for a budget under $1000.00. I've done a little research and have a few builds i'd like some input on, suggestions etc. I play Everquest 2, multi-box accounts. I play Rift and WoW.

First one one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157229&Tpk=SRock P67 Extreme4
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
****freebie Free 2GB flash drive w/ purchase, limited offer ****

CPU Cooler:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&Tpk=Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125372&Tpk=Gigabyte Radeon HD 6950
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A:Few ideas on gaming rig, need input

I was planning to purchase from Newegg obviously. I live somewhat nearby to a microcenter, wouldn't mind driving down there and picking everything up if there were some ideas there.

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ok here we go.
I'll try to give as much info as i can.
I have a computer that seems to randomly be restarting. It would seem that it does it about 3 times a month or so. At any given point in time (its been randomly thus far) it would just BAM, go black and restart.
Originally when i troubleshot this issue, i was led to believe it was ram (a swapout of some of the dimms stopped it for a bit) it would seem though that its back. As i write this im thinking about heading back in and ordering some new ones. Maybe
anyways, The box would just restart. Sometimes after logging in, sometimes after opening an excel document.
Are there any programs or something i can run on the box that might be able to log what happens, up till the restarts? Does that make sense.
Or if anything, some other idea's on what to check for would be great. I have enclosed the hijack this log, as well as some stats:
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\Mcshield.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\VsTskMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Analog Devices\SoundMAX\SMax4PNP.exe
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A:Whats up with these restarts man?!

I was discussing it with the user, who apparently kept some decent sticky noted logs on his actual desk. He says that its usually after he wakes it up from sleepy time, and one time when he loaded the CAD design software we use. Which is known to be buggy, but never to drop computers like that.

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My Laptop Restarts within every 3to4 hours. When restarting it doesnt show any shutting down window or an error it suddenly goes down and restarts. i tried by repairing the os but im still having the problem. im using windows 7 ultimate. plz someone help me

A:My Laptop Restarts within every 3to4 hours

By any chance is this the RC-7100 versions that is expiring ?

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Greetings All,

I have had really bad frustrations with the unpredictability of Focus Assist and Active Hours ever since build 1809 on Windows 10 and this has now carried over on two PC?s; a Dell Desktop and a Toshiba Laptop. Here are some observations for the Microsoft Answers Community:

I have my Active Hours set from 7am to 11 PM on both computers. I also have notices checked to receive restart notifications. I will get the typical two notifications about the restarts sometimes on Patch Tuesday or the following day.

Sometimes the restarts are fine going without a hitch within about 1-2 hours after the first update notice. Other times for the past two YEARS I keep getting ?Your Computer Will Need to Start Outside of Active Hours, sometimes for FOUR OR FINE DAYS! The restart is not kicking in after the range of Active Hours have ended. This means, that from 11:O1PM to 7:01 AM I am not getting the restarts outside of Active Hours that Action Center says are waiting. Sometimes I just restart the computer through the Windows Start logo button I can?t stand waiting anymore.

What algorithms determine when these restarts happen outside of Active Hours? Why is there a delay of up to four or five days for a restart to occur for Restarts to happen outside of Active Hours? Microsoft needs to get a more definitive time for when the computer is set to restart outside of Active Hours and we need to see this in the Action Center toaster pop-up. Right-now, we have to g... Read more

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okay, i just got a dell dimension e510 (not brand new) from a friend who couldn't fix the computer either. when i got it, it started rebooting by itself so i unchecked this so called "dont reboot after system error" option and started getting BSOD instead. BSOD such as "page fault error" and other random messages. i thought it was my ram so i did a test with memtest and it didnt detect any errors. i went out and bought a 1gb module and replaced my old ram. the BSOD stopped and its back to rebooting over again. sometimes it will reboot and end up in a loop.

what could it be? could it be overheating? i only have 3 fans in my system which are 2 fans in the power supply and 1 120mm CPU fan. i ran a program called "PC wizard 2008" and shows my hard drives are at 59c.

also, sometimes my PC will shut down and give a system beep message (1 long, 3 long, 2 long) and cant figure it out...

here is a download link to all my mini dumps that appeared in my minidump windows folder. sorry but i had to use rapidshare because the forums limit is 100kb and this zip is around 270kb.. maybe someone could analyze them for me?


thanks to all for helping me!

btw, my specs are:

80gb hard drive
pentium 4 3.0GHz
1gb ram
305 watt power supply
geforce 7600GT

A:PC restarts no idea whats wrong

Maybe the hard drive is failing...

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okay, i just got a dell dimension e510 (not brand new) from a friend who couldn't fix the computer either. i got this PC about a month ago and always had the problems.. when i got it, it started rebooting by itself so i unchecked this so called "dont reboot after system error" option and started getting BSOD instead. BSOD such as "page fault error" and other random messages. i thought it was my ram so i did a test with memtest and it didnt detect any errors. i went out and bought a 1gb module and replaced my old ram. the BSOD stopped and its back to rebooting over again. sometimes it will reboot and end up in a loop.

what could it be? could it be overheating? i only have 3 fans in my system which are 2 fans in the power supply and 1 120mm CPU fan. i ran a program called "PC wizard 2008" and shows my hard drives are at 59c.

also, sometimes my PC will shut down and give a system beep message (1 long, 3 long, 2 long) and cant figure it out...

here is a download link to all my mini dumps that appeared in my minidump windows folder. maybe someone could analyze them for me?


thanks to all for helping me!

btw, my specs are:

80gb hard drive
pentium 4 3.0GHz
1gb ram
305 watt power supply
geforce 7600GT

i forgot to mention that when my friend had this computer the CPU fan died so he took it to a computer technician and he installed a new fan. the fan was a 122mm fan...

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what would be the best gaming hdd?
i was thinking of a raptor .... but are scisi hdd's good for gaming?

A:whats the best gaming hhd?

Depends on the game type and the game itself. Many games (dependent on your system) will only do the initial read from the hard drive on load-up and run strictly from memory from there on out. Raptors are very good drives but any drive, whether it be IDE, SCSI or SATA with high speeds and low seek times are very good.

Personally, most of my gaming is still on 7200RPM IDE drives but as I said, these games are run primarily from memory once loaded.

Your biggest kick will be in initial loading times so decide for yourself if the extra cash is worth it to you.

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One 9600gt http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=773802
Or 2x 8600gts http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=754616 in SLI

A:Whats better for gaming?

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I think it might be related to my GFX card drivers, but I'm not very tech savvy.
I just updated them to the most recent build (beta build) and still crashing.
Any help would be much appreciated.

A:Frequent BSOD Every 2-3 hours (usually while gaming)

Daemon Tools/Alcohol %

DAEMON Tools Lite "c:\program files (x86)\daemon tools lite\dtlite.exe"
Daemon Tools (and Alcohol % software) are known to cause BSOD's on some Win7 systems (mostly due to the sptd.sys driver, although we have seen dtsoftbus01.sys blamed on several occasions). Please uninstall the program, then use the following free tool to ensure that the troublesome sptd.sys driver is removed from your system (pick the 32 or 64 bit system depending on your system's configuration): DuplexSecure - FAQ

As an alternative many people recommend the use of Total Mounter or Magic ISO

Security App

Start Menu\Programs\avast! Free Antivirus
Avast! can be a possible cause of BSOD's. Remove Avast! and replace with Microsoft Security Essentials to see if it provides more stability. Uninstallers (removal tools) for common antivirus software

Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebytes are recommended from a strict BSOD perspective. They do not cause blue screens on the system as other AV products do.

Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows
MalwareBytes Free

Do not start the free trial of MalwareBytes, unselect that option when prompted.

Update and make full scans with both separately.

Hard Drive/Storage
Post disk summary using CrystalDiskInfo software - CrystalDiskInfo

For how to upload a screenshot or file, read here

Make a Hard Drive test from the mfg website: Hard ... Read more

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hello, i am new to the forums and have a question. im sorry if this has been asked before but i couldnt find a solution to my problem when i searched online. my question is. I have a lenovo ideapad Y700 15ISK and every time i play a game for about more than 3 hours, the laptop just hangs during the game and none of my keyboards or mice work, internal and external if connected. before hanging there is a brief moment when the game keeps running but none of my keys or mouse work and then it all hangs. i have updated the bios and my graphic card drivers but nothing has fixed it. i know that it is not a heating issue because i run it with a cooling pad and the laptop is cool to the touch both from bottom and up. i have no idea what to do now and im really worried because i just got the laptop a month ago from US and now im not even in the US and dont know what to do, i cant even go to a lenovo outlet because where i am there is none. ive tried emailing the lenovo support before but their reply takes so much time like about 2-3 weeks and the reply isnt even the proper solution to the problem.any help will be appreciated thank you.

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My Specs:
CPU-AMD A10-7870K
Motherboard-Gigabyte GA-F2A88X-UP4 ATX FM2+ motherboard
Graphics Card-EVGA GeForce GTX 960

Please tell me whats wrong with my PC. My pc just runs pretty slow on games. Please help

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Hello All,

I am strugling with frequent BSOD.

Description: After a few hours of playing (FPS) at the next boot I get BSOD, corrupt registry, memory management error, etc, various stop codes. Windows repair cant help.

What usually helps is: i.e: remove one stick of memory (no matter which one) or adjust memory timing (no matter which direction), or reload previous system image.

After win7 is started again everything is fine, I can put back the memory stick and I can play again hours.

Sometimes, if I let system repairs to do its job then at the end I get a lot of corrupted files a lot of chkdsk fix, then some application does not start because of memory address violation error......the end is always a system image reload.
I tested the memories with memtest86+ (4 hours) and nothing (if everything was ok before) but when the BSOD starts I got errors if both stick in it, no errors with single stick.

I am really desperate now....RAM? MOBO ?

I would rule out the videocard as during the playing no issues at all (intense FPS game BF3).

Last BSOD report attached.

Many thanks for view my problem.

My rig:

AMD Phenom II X4 3.4 GHz Processor Black Edition
Zotac ZT-50102-10P GF GTX 580 AMP! 1536MB GDDR5
Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2UK Enthusiast Series TX850 V2


A:After a few hours gaming, the next boot ends in BSOD

With only one DMP it is hard to spot trends

Yours is memory management probably a driver

I'd suggest that you first backup your stuff and then make sure you've got access to another computer so you can contact us if problems arise. Then make a System Restore point (so you can restore the system using the Vista/Win7 Startup Repair feature).

In Windows 7 you can make a Startup Repair disk by going to Start....All Programs...Maintenance...Create a System Repair Disc - with Windows Vista you'll have to use your installation disk or the "Repair your computer" option at the top of the Safe Mode menu .

Then, here's the procedure:
- Go to Start and type in "verifier" (without the quotes) and press Enter
- Select "Create custom settings (for code developers)" and click "Next"
- Select "Select individual settings from a full list" and click "Next"
- Select everything EXCEPT FOR "Low Resource Simulation" and click "Next"
- Select "Select driver names from a list" and click "Next"
Then select all drivers NOT provided by Microsoft and click "Next"
- Select "Finish" on the next page.

Reboot the system and wait for it to crash to the Blue Screen. Continue to use your system normally, and if you know what causes the crash, do that repeatedly. The objective here is to get the system to crash because Driver Verifier is stressing the drivers... Read more

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This has been a consistent problem for me and some friends as this has interrupted many of our games and caused us to start over our matches. The error is STOP: 0x7E with a iaStor.sys and a bunch of parameters. The dmp files are found below, I have heard this has to do with Intel Rapid Storage or something like that? Not too sure. Thanks in advanced.

A:BSOD every 4-5 Hours while gaming, browsing or idling.

Hello and welcome NIN there seems to be something quite amiss in the machine with the bug check as shown

Invalid system memory was referenced. This cannot be protected by try-except,
it must be protected by a Probe. Typically the address is just plain bad or it
is pointing at freed memory.
Arg1: ffffffffffffffd0, memory referenced.
Arg2: 0000000000000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation.
Arg3: fffff800034d6dac, If non-zero, the instruction address which referenced the bad memory
Arg4: 0000000000000000, (reserved)
Debugging Details:

Could not read faulting driver name
WRITE_ADDRESS: GetPointerFromAddress: unable to read from fffff80003705100
GetUlongFromAddress: unable to read from fffff800037051c0
fffff800`034d6dac f0480fc11f lock xadd qword ptr [rdi],rbx
ANALYSIS_VERSION: 6.3.9600.17298 (debuggers(dbg).141024-1500) amd64fre
TRAP_FRAME: fffff880037e18b0 -- (.trap 0xfffff880037e18b0)
NOTE: The trap frame does not contain all registers.
Some register values may be zeroed or incorrect.
rax=0000000000000000 rbx=0000000000000000 rcx=0000000000000000
rdx=0000000000000000 rsi=0000000000000000 rdi=0000000000000000
rip=fffff800034d6dac rsp=fffff880037e1a40 rbp=fffff800036732d8
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Every time i turn on my computer within 10 seconds it restarts and repeats the process. A box prompts up with an error report saying:

System has recovered from a serious error. I view the technical information it says:


I click do not send two boxes have popped up indicating a problem they are:

The procedure entry point JS_IsDebuggerFrame could not be located in the dynamic link library Js3250.dlll
The instruction at 0x7c80c621 referenced memory at 0x00df0009. The memory could not be read.

Can some one please help me out here, much thanks; i am running windows xp

A:Computer starts up then restarts (Safe mode freezes)Every time i turn on my computer within 10 seconds it restarts and repeats...

Have you tried the Lask Known Good Configuration option?

I think it might be a Mozillla issue (damaged), calling for the uninstall/reinstall routine.


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I currently have a
AMD Athlon XP2600+ (333mhz FSP)
30gig 7200rpm Maxtor Hard Drive
128mb nVidia GeForce4mx440 Video Card
52x24x52x Pacific Digital CD-RW
Windows XP Professional SP1

I have a PCCHIPS motherboard and a no-name case, both I'm going to upgrade. I bought a 512 stick of generic DDR ram (PC2700, the highest the motherboard could support) Which was defective, and after sending it back it got lost in the mail. Luckily it was insured, so I'm going to be recieving a refund. Rather than try and get more PC2700, I've decided to just get a good motherboard to even everything out.

I'm possibly looking at 512mb PC3200 DDR Dual-Channel memory..how exactly does this work, and is it worth it? I'm also looking at an Asus A7N8X Deluxe motherboard (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=590679&sku=A455-2032) ...anyone have any experiences with this?

Looking at the dual channel memory, I'm deciding between "Ultra Dual Channel 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz (2 x 256) Memory" (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...ails.asp?EdpNo=558580&Sku=U10-5100&CatId=1082) and "OCZ Dual Channel EL 512MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz Platinum Edition (2 X 256MB) Memory" (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...ils.asp?EdpNo=587483&Sku=O261-5110&CatId=1082) Both are the same price, but the Ultra has a 20$ mail-in-rebate. The Ultra runs at CAS Latency: 2-2-2-6-T1 and the OCZ runs at CAS Latency: 2-2-3-5 1T...

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A:Gaming PC: Whats a good motherboard?

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I plan to get a gaming desktop with Nvidia 970. I need to buy a good but affordable gaming monitor for it. I got some questions...

1) Is a monitor with 144 Hz really necessary for gaming? Will 60 Hz suffice?

2) Can you recommend a good but very affordable gaming monitor?

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I plan to get a gaming desktop with Nvidia 970. I need to buy a good but affordable gaming monitor for it. I got some questions...

1) Is a monitor with 144 Hz really necessary for gaming? Will 60 Hz suffice?

2) Can you recommend a good but very affordable gaming monitor?

A:Whats Your Suggestion for a Gaming Monitor?

What's your budget for the monitor.. that's going to be key for getting help on this.

Brand wise I love Viewsonic.

Edit: Check this out:
Five Best Budget Computer Monitors

Best Gaming Monitor 2016 - Budget, G-Sync and 4K Monitors

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A:whats a better graphics card for gaming?

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I just baught a Logitech Cordles Click! Plus mouse and while it works good for surfing the web and doing everything else, it's kinda a bit inaccurate and just a hair slow to respond when im playing warcraft III. is there anyone using a wireless mouse that works great in gaming? especialy in WCIII. thanks for the response,id like to get alot of opinions on this one,i dont wanna have to take five mice back to the store to get one that doesn't suck.

A:Whats the best wireless mouse for gaming?

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This has been happening ever since I got this laptop, which was a very long time ago though it never bothered me as much as it has lately. Normally it happens after about 3-4 hours, or 5 if I'm lucky. Though whenever I play a game, it blue screens in about 1.5-2 hours. Though recently it has begun to crash in just an hour of playing a game and it's really beginning to get on my nerves.

I'll attach a few pictures of two of the blue screen's I tend to get, and will post more if I get anymore.
The most common error it gives me is "DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" and "MEMORY_MANAGEMENT"

Thank you.

EDIT: Updated with the DM Log, woops!

A:BSOD every few hours, multiple errors, happens faster when gaming

Please refer to the BSOD posting instructions located here.

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I Am Looking To Build My Own PC, Im Wanting Somewhat Of A Power Beast As I Will Be Using It For Video Editing And Gameplay, The Sound Side Isnt That Important To Me.

I Have A Certain Amount Of Stuff I Could Salvage From My Current Computer But Am Looking For Advice On The Rest.

I Have:

1x Plextor12/10/32 CDRW
1x 10/100 Ethernet Card
1x NVIDIA Geforce 2 MX/MX 400 64mb Graphics Card
1x 3 Port Firewire Card
5x USB 2

I Am Looking To Buy:

The ATX Box
A Motherboard
A Pentium Processor (Around 2.5gb) (This Is Upon Advice)
2x 512 DDR Ram (1024)
1x DVD/RW (I Am Thinking Of A Multi Format + And -)

I Am Not Looking To Stick To A Budget, I Just Want The Best

I Would Prefer A Fast Speed FSB MB Which Is Around The Top Of The Current Spec.

Should I Upgrade The Video Card?

I Would Like To Keep All The External Stuff Off The MB (Not Onboard)

Which Is The Best Hard Drive (What Speed?) Around 40 Or 60 GB

The DVD Player Troubles Me As The Industry Has Not Yet Settled Upon A Format (Remember VHS And Beta) Is A Multi Drive The Best Option?

I Need Three Bays At The Front, One For The DVDRW, One For The CDRW, And One For An External HD For Back Up Purposes.

I Need As Many PCI Slots As Poss As I Am A Gadget Freak.

I Will Be Running windows XP As An OS

I Do Not Require A Modem As Im On Broadband

I Want The Box To Look Impressive, I Like Beige But I Dont Like Boxy!

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A:Computer Building Advice? (Whats Hip And Whats Not?)

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Lately I've been receiving blue screens fairly often after playing certain video games for about an hour or two. I believe the issue started occurring when I began using a second monitor, but it happens even when there's no second game or program running on that monitor. Most (all?) of the errors seem to have something to do with the "Dxgkrnl.sys" file.

I have updated DirectX, my graphics drivers, and my Windows updates are all current as well.

Here is a zip file containing 14 of the most recent blue screen logs (from C:\Windows\Minidump):

And a DxDiag report:

I'm not sure what else to try other than not using the second monitor, but I'd really rather not have to resort to that since it's become somewhat crucial for me now. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated!

A:Vista 64bit - BSOD after gaming for several hours w/ dual monitors

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Im really looking to replace my 19 inch widescreen LCD with a better monitor. My current one has a res of only 1400x900 so I need some suggestions on an HD, 1080p 120Hz monitor, 22 inches or bigger for my gaming. I love playing with vertical sync on to rid myself of tearing in games and a refresh rate of only 75 is too slow for me. I realize the human eye can only see around that I think but having an old CRT monitor years ago that went to 120hz I noticed a big jump in my gaming. Plus it just looked prettier and smoother with all options on and no slowdowns lol. Also having HD will make the colors pop more too I believe. Thank you to anyone that can help me with some suggestions on what to get.

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